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The Back Mountain Library is busy getting ready for spring! With spring, comes gardening and with gardening comes…. questions!


Master Gardeners Jean Kolojejchick and Roseann Nardone will present "Gardening Tips and Tricks for the Spring/Summer Seasons" which will be held at the library on Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Topics at this free program will include pruning trees and shrubs, spring garden chores, dividing perennials, summer bulbs and unwanted garden critters and bugs. Space is limited so be sure to call the library at 675-1182 to reserve your place.


When planning your spring garden, check out the library's "Flower Power" Spring bulb fundraiser. Placing a bulb order now is a fun way to help the library. (We receive a 50% profit from each order!) Ordering is easy…just log on to the library's website at www.backmountainlibrary.org and click on the link for the Flower Power fundraiser. Browse through the online catalog of bulbs, including lilies, coneflowers, peonies and more. After placing your order online, the bulbs and directions for planting will be shipped directly to your home. Deadline to order is April 27.


While you are waiting for your bulbs to arrive, stop by the library's Slightly Read Bookshop to see their selection of gardening and home improvement books, which are currently on sale for half price. What better way to "study" for all of those upcoming projects!


In other Slightly Read Bookshop news, the bookshop has recently inherited a complete 85 volume set of Agatha Christie mysteries plus the author's biography. The set will be kept intact and offered for a special sale price of only $150.00 until March 31. After April 1, the books can be purchased separately.


The Children's Section has been expanded with many types of children's literature available, including books for toddlers, chapter books and classics.


Reminder: Don't forget about the Back Mountain Memorial Library's night out with the Penguins to celebrate Tux's birthday. The library will receive a profit from any ticket purchased for the Sunday March 18th Penguins vs. Binghamton hockey game at 3:05 pm. Please call Emily Kain at 570-208-5415 and mention the Back Mountain Memorial Library when ordering your tickets! A free autograph book will be given away to the first 1,500 fans age 14 and younger.


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